[Bioperl-l] Bio::Graphics transparent background

Nathan Haigh n.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
Thu Sep 13 07:59:20 EDT 2007


Nathan Haigh wrote:
> Kevin Brown wrote:
>   
>>> Is it possible to set the bg colour of glyphs and the panel 
>>> background to be transparent? If so, which output formats 
>>> support transparency?
>>>     
>>>       
>> Not sure if you can, but SVG, PNG, Gif all support a transparent
>> background.
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> Looking at the GD module documentation:
> http://search.cpan.org/~lds/GD-2.30/GD.pm
>
> It appears that you can set a colour as being transparent - so I think
> it should be possible to get Bio::Graphics to do this = may require some
> code to be written. Any one got ideas?
>
> Cheers,
> Nath
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I took a look and made a simple change to Bio::Graphics::Panel

Please see the following bug for a patch and explanation:
http://bugzilla.open-bio.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2365

I'd appreciate any comments, especially regarding the method name! If
there aren't any complaints I'll commit it later today.

Nath


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